Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dalgety Bay - a lot less bovver

Amazingly yesterday I found my fourth new hover fly of the month, and a new one for the county in Orthonevra brevicornis. It's one of a number of "wetland" species that have shown up and give me hope for lots of other related goodies through the season.

The click beetle Athous haemorrhoidalis was hanging off seemingly every bush and the third sarcophagid of the year was snagged. Finally a nice Gymnocheta was spotted on a sunny leaf, though my photo left a lot to be desired (too much to show!).

This morning Common Terns finally showed up in the bay and a surprise Small Copper turned up in the sweep net.

Small Copper

Orthonevra brevicornis

Athous haemorrhoidalis

The already-recorded Bibio leucopterus

802 coleoptera Athous haemorrhoidalis A Click Beetle
803 * diptera Euleia heracleii A picture-winged fly
804 lep-moth Elachista argentella Swan-feather Dwarf
805 * diptera Psila merdaria A fly
806 diptera Gymnocheta viridis A tachinid fly
807 diptera Sarcophaga carnaria Sarcophagidae
808 diptera Muscina levida A muscid fly
809 * diptera Orthonevra brevicornis A hover fly
810 bird Sterna hirundo Common Tern
811 flowering plant Vicia hirsuta Hairy Tare
812 lep-butterfly Lycaena phlaeas Small Copper
813 hemiptera Philaenus spumarius Cuckoo-Spit Insect

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